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Biodiversity and Human Health

Edited By: Francesca Grifo, Joshua Rosenthal and Thomas E Lovejoy
379 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Island Press
Biodiversity and Human Health
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The implications of biodiversity loss for the global environment have been widely discussed, but only recently has attention been paid to its direct and serious effects on human health. Biodiversity loss affects the spread of human diseases, causes a loss of medical models, diminishes the supplies of raw materials for drug discovery and biotechnology, and threatens food production and water quality.
This book brings together leading thinkers on the global environment and biomedicine to explore the human health consequences of the loss of biological diversity. Contributors discuss the uses and significance of biodiversity to the practice of medicine today, and develop strategies for conservation of these critical resources. Topics examined include: the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss; emerging infectious diseases and the loss of biodiversity; the significance and use of both prescription and herbal biodiversity-derived remedies; indigenous and local peoples and their health care systems; sustainable use of biodiversity for medicine; and an agenda for the future.
In all, the book provides a common framework for physicians and biomedical researchers who wish to learn more about environmental concerns, and for members of the environmental community who desire a greater understanding of biomedical issues.

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Edited By: Francesca Grifo, Joshua Rosenthal and Thomas E Lovejoy
379 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Island Press
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